Dr. Christopher Prato, MD

Dr. Christopher Prato, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Christopher Prato, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Gastonia, NC and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2345 Court Dr

Gastonia, NC 28054

Contact Information

(704) 865-0077

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome


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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • St Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of North Carolina Healthcare
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Prato has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prato's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prato to family and friends
15 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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  • 1

Dr. Prato's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I had to have a Hip Arthroscopy performed and had came to Dr. Prato after months of pain and getting nowhere with the current ortho doc I was seeing. He explained everything in terms that I could understand and was completely honest about what to expect. He is by far the best Ortho Doc I have ever...more
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Great physician with terrific bedside manner. Very knowledgeable and help me get back to playing ball.
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